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For America's gardens 
we will harvest this year 
more than five acres of 
iris rhizomes. The size 
and root development of 
these plants presents a 
joyful eyeful to any pur- 



If the proof of the pudding is in 
the eating, then the way to judge 
an iris rhizome is in the manner j 
of its performance in your gar- 
den. A large plant, weU rooted, 
with liberal increase showing, 
and grown under normal field 
culture without either irrigation 
or fertilizer, surely holds promise 
of superior bloom. 

Cooley's iris are that kind of iris. 
Some 50 sorts have been added 
this year, many of them the most 
recent novelties. 



It's not "what you pay" but "what you 
get for what you pay" that counts. So 
goes the old and truthful adage. 

Thriftiness has not ceased to be a vir- 
tue. As you peruse these pages you 
will find numerous tempting collection 
offers, wherein you may exercise your 
own choice. These selections can be 
made with full confidence that quality 
has not been sacrificed to price. 

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We have probably the largest 
planting of high class iris in this 
country, superior rhizomes that 
will even surpass your expecta- 
tions. We can and dc produce 
iris at as low cost as possible, 
quality considered, and in order 
to prove this, where price is a 
consideration, we will meet all 
competitors' retail catalog prices 
under the following conditions: 

1. The dealer must be recog- 
nized as an actual commercial 
iris grower, advertising and do- 
ing business on a national 

2. We will recognize and meet 
price. All collection offers, pri- 
vate letter quotations, surpluis 
lists, and prices of small neigh- 
borhood dealers can not be con- 

3. If you find our list price on 
any iris in this catalog to be 
higher than that quoted by some 
other dealer, simply mention his 
name alongside the variety on 
your order blank and pay us 
only the lowest quoted price. 
We will check all such for veri- 
fication. We will not accept or- 
ders at less than 20 cents per 

4. For our own protection we 
must reserve the right to refuse 
to accept from anyone any or- 
der for any iris. This statement 
is made to avoid being taken 
advantage of by unscrupulous 
persons, although the offer is 
made in strict good faith. It must 
be realized, also, that late in the 
season, as is always the case, 
some items are bound to be sold 

And if you will please 

Read this . . 

We shall both be spared 
any misunderstanding about 


Shipments: Will be made on bearded irises begin- 
ning about June 20th. If you wish your order sent 
later, or on any specific date, we shall carry out your 
instructions. Early shipments permit plants to become 
established before winter sets in, but rhizomes are not 
as large in July as they would be in August. We pre- 
fer to ship around July 10th as an ideal time. 


Positively no stock shipped during the spring 

Transportation: Prepaid express or parcel post, 
whichever we deem most expedient. Be sure and 
state your express office, if different from postal ad- 
dress. We pack in dry excelsior in well ventilated 
cardboard cartons and guarantee safe delivery to 
point of address. All shipments are insured. Remem- 
ber, we PREPAY all costs — the prices quoted herein 
are for delivery to your door. 


Terms: Cash with order, either check, draft or 
money order. Enclosing cash in your letter may re- 
sult in loss. 25% will hold until shipping date. 

Discount: You may select additional plants to the 
value of 10% of your order if it totals $3 or more. 

We Guarantee all bulbs and plants to be true to 
name, first size, free from disease and pests, and to 
reach you in live and healthy condition. We do not 
guarantee them to live or grow in your garden under 
conditions over which we have no control. 

Our iris rhizomes are NOT IRRIGATED, NOT 

CooLEY's Gardens 

SiLVERTON, Oregon 

^ i Kleinsorge, 1938 

The first iris we have ever known to fully justify such a name. 
A seedling of Far West, itself a milestone in blended loveli- 
ness, this new introduction is solidly colored throughout . . . 
a uniform golden apricot self. The individual flowers are of 
medium to large size, with a slight fluting and ruffling in both 
standards and falls. Height about three feet. One could 
hardly imagine such color possible in an iris, when seen across 
the garden, at close range, or under artificial light indoors. 

Each $12.00 

^ Kleinsorge, 1938 

A very tall and imposing flower in soft cocoa-brown tones, the 
falls overlaid blue with flecks of golden brown. Of bold grow- 
ing habit, widely branched, carrying more than a dozen 
blooms per stalk. Height four feet. This is one of a series of 
blends shown in Dr. Kleinsorge's garden last season and its 
introduction was strongly urged by all who saw it. 

Each $10.00 

^ Kleinsorge, 1938 

Rather a bizarre contrast of bright rose-red and white, espe- 
cially striking in the garden picture because of its great carry- 
ing power. Viewed closely, it is a flower with solid rose-red 
standards and falls of the same color striped white . . . quite 
different than the usual haft markings of heavily veined types. 
An easy doer with nicely branched stems, three feet tall. A 
good supply permits introduction at the low price of $3.00 each. 

David Hall 1938 

We have never seen an iris with such smooth, soft, even tones 
of mauve-blue, so different from all blues and lavenders now 
available. For two seasons this very lovely seedling, actually 
startling in size, has drawn the attention of Chicago iris critics, 
and last year it was awarded the American Iris Society honor 
of "Highly Commended". This is the greatest honor possible 
for an unintroduced seedling. 

In color similar to the old and beautiful "Mile. Schwartz", but 
Modiste is a flower of broad hafts, full rounded shape, and 
ideal growing habits. Stems are heavy, well branched, and 
around forty inches tall. Each $10.00 

Cousins, 1938 

In our ten years experience of introducing iris novelties, we 
have never placed an iris in commerce without having seen it. 
We are making the first exception in this case, for reports from 
Canada indicate that here, at last, 
is the perfect blue. 

"It has all the attributes of a good 
iris . . . tall (42 inches) and well 
branched. Color is a light blue, 
about the same depth of tone as 
Shining Waters but nearer true 
blue. Standards are closed, no 
veining at the haft, and the shape 
of the flower is excellent. We have 
been hybridizing iris ever since 
Vilmorin introduced Ambassadeur 
and Ballerine, and of many thous- 
ands raised this is the first one con- 
sidered for introduction." So says 
Lyman Cousins, London, Ontario, 
the hybridizer. Each $10.00 

Alphabetical Iris List 

Dtvarfs, Intermediates and Fall Bloomers on pages 41 to 43. 

ALINE Each $4.00 

A truly lovely clean pure blue, large in size, on 
tall stems. This iris possesses an unusual enamel-like 
lustre which sets it apart from all other blues. Stock 
is scarce, hence it would be wise to order early. 

ALLIES Each 25c; 3 for 50c 

A French autumn flowering iris that has the habit 
of flowering intermittently throughout the summer as 
well as in spring and fall. Color is a combination of 
red-brown and fawn, a bit on the order of Dauntless. 
Rhizomes usually small but the flowers are of large 
size and the plants free blooming. 

ALLUWE Each 50c 

A new type variegata blend from Hans Sass. 
Standards of yellow with a peachy suffusion, falls 
very long, of a ruddy tone shading into gold at the 
edges. Extra late, very tall. 

ALTA CALIFORNIA Each 60c; 3 for $1.25 

Standards clear yellow, falls deep yellow, faintly 
bronzed. One of the tallest of all irises, very popular 
among the new yellows, a reliable performer in 
Minnesota as well as New England and California. 
The large blossoms are of firm smooth texture, pro- 
duced on splendid stems. Shown in color on page 27. 

AMENTI Each $5.00 

A Sass introduction of 1936. Grayish vinaceous 
standards, light mauve falls, pale yellow beard. This 
is a lovely pastel described by one admirer as a dif- 
ferent Pres. Pilkington. The flowers are large, on 
finely branched stalks. 

AMIGO Each $5.00 

Remember the old B. Y. Morrison? In this new in- 
troduction from the Longfield Iris Farm we have a 
flower of similar type, with light lavender standards 
and very deep hyacinth violet falls, edged the color 
of the standards and margined white. Of Dominion 
form and pansy-like texture. 

AMITOLA Each $7.50 

Another Sass variety of last season, something 
along the lines of Rameses in coloring, but coming 
from the originators of that Dykes Medal winner it 
can be relied upon to be a real and distinct novelty. 

ANAKIM Each $1.50; 3 for $3.50 

Gigantic lavender, so outstanding in its color class 
as to defy all predecessors. Despite its colossal size, 
the flowers are graceful in effect, well carried on 
stems over four feet tall. The extremely broad falls 
are a noticeable feature. One of the parents of the 
new Wm. Mohr seedling, Ormohr. 

ANITRA Each $15.00 

Beautiful shapely pale blue, color of the old vari- 
ety Celeste, but of great size and splendid form. This 
is quite likely the finest blue iris ever originated by 
the Sass Brothers. 

ANGELUS Each $15.00 

A new pink blend, size and shape of Depute Nom- 
blot, of which it is a seedling. In color it is a bright 
light pink, with slight lavender iridescence just below 
the lemon beard. Throughout the center of the flower 
there is a delicate infusion of lemon yellow. Because 
of its size, heavy texture, and broad falls, it ranks as 
one of the very best of recent pink introductions. Pro- 
duced in Wisconsin, its hardiness is beyond question. 
Height about three feet. 

ANNDELIA Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

One of the last to bloom, a dainty pink plicata that 
produces a lavish amount of ruffled blossoms. Seldom 
offered. Rather low growing habit. 

ANNE MARIE CAYEUX Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

The smooth, soft tones of this iris are indescrib- 
able. The introducer says "a blending of the sky's 
colors at sunset and those of a pigeon's throat." The 
flowers are very large, of a thick and leathery sub- 
stance. The whole effect is wonderfully beautiful — 
soft rosy heliotrope blended with grayish amber, 
beard orange. See page 29. 

APRICOT Each $12.00 

A very lovely golden apricot self, seedling of Far 
West, introduced this year. See page 6. 


A delicate yellow of large size and fine form, with 
very rich yellow buds. This is an excellent and de- 
pendable garden subject, liberal in flowering habit, 
surpassed only by the most recent novelty yellows. 

AT DAWNING Each $5.00 

Appropriately named huge flower of arbutus pink 
and brilliant rose, light yellow at the throat. There 
is a pearly suffusion in the standards. Stalks are very 
strong and hold the flowers well aloft on excellent 

AUTUMN DAWN Each 50c; 3 for $1.00 

Fall bloomer of blended old gold and pink — cer- 
tainly an advance in this type. In California, where 
it originated, it blooms almost continuously from 
August through the winter, commencing again in 
April. Height, two feet. Very rapid increaser, in no 
way tender. 

AUTUMN FROST Each $3.00 

A large flowered pure white, with golden haft and 
beard. A fall bloomer. 

AVONDALE Each $2.00 

Very large flower of subdued shades of copper, 
bronze and violet, beautifully blended. A reddish 
bronze effect in the garden, with very brilliant golden 
beard. Height 3 feet. Awarded an H. M. by the iris 
society in 1936. 

BALDWIN Each 30c 

One of the largest varieties, of a peculiar shade 
of manganese violet. A sort of heliotrope color, with 
monster blooms, freely produced. 


/ Kleinsorge, 1937 

A Wm. Mohr seedling that stands almost 40 inches talL with giant 
flowers of a uniform gray-lavender veined violet. There is a faint rosy 
glow over the entire blossom. ORMOHR is not only the result of a 
rare and difficult cross, but it contains a quarter Bruno blood and is 
itself an abundant producer of seed when crossed. "Perhaps the 
boldest iris grown," says a nationally known critic. A rugged grower, 
well branched. Each $25.00 

BALLET GIRL Each $4.00 

Purs blush pink, soft and daintily colored, with 
large rounded flaring falls. Its daintiness and grace 
are indeed suggestive of a dancing girl. Above aver- 
age size in the pink class, this clearly colored intro- 
duction from H. P. Sass and Robert Schreiner is bound 
to win popularity on account of its exquisite coloring 
and unusual charm. 

BEOWULF Each $3.00 

True maroon red, carrying neither the usual pur- 
ple nor the oftimes coppery tone peculiar to red iris. 
Of full Dom'nion velvetiness, with standards and 
falls both carrving the uniform deep maroon color. 
A seedl'ng of Grace Sturtevant, produced by Robert 
Schreiner and introduced in 1936. Large, early 
blooming, well branched. 

BLACKAMOOR Each 60c; 3 for $1.25 

Duskv dark purple, with a metallic sheen and blue 
beard. The great flowers are very long in appear- 
ance, and the odd lustre gives them a certain indi- 
viduality seen in no other sort. Free blooming with 
purple tinged foliage Very fine. 

BLACK WINGS Each 60c; 3 f^r $1.25 

Those who have been looking for a black iris will 
find that the auest almost ends here. The actual color 
is midnight blue, with a frosty lustre on the velvety 
falls. A big flower, easily grown, and one of the most 
popular varieties in commerce. Runner up for Dykes 
Medal, 1935. 


A fine tall iris in two shades of blue, the stand- 
ards very bright and frilled, the falls deep velvety 
blue with a narrow band of brilliant blue matchmg 
the standards. An outstanding blue effect in the 

BLUE MONARCH Each $1.00 

A deep blue from Jacob Sass, of vigorous growth 
and good habits. Awarded an H. M. by the American 
Iris Society in 1935. 

BLUE TRIUMPH Each $3.00 

Very oale blue, of soft even tone but heavy sub- 
stance. Huge stalks, carrying from 12 to 15 flowers, 
widely set aoart. Produced by Mr. Grinter, who gave 
us Garden Magic and Missouri. 

BLUE VELVET Each 35c; 3 for 75c 

Few irises have been more favorably received 
than has this velvety giant in royal shades of richest 
blue. For several seasons past the price of this 
variety has remained quite high, but we now have a 
large stock of exceptionally fine plants. 

BRUNHILDE Each $4.00 

Very dark uniform violet blue self, including an 
unusual blue beard. A most regal iris that will be 
particularly welcome because of its color intensity 
and unusually smooth finish. The flowers are of per- 
fect flaring form, the stalks low and widely branched, 
carrying up to 20 buds. Beautiful under artificial 
light. A Carl Salbach introduction of 1934. 

BUECHLEY'S GIANT Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

With the perfect form of Frieda Mohr, and the 
clean blue-lavender of Lord of June, this new iris is 
one of the most colossal flowers we have. The stalks 
are extra heavy and tower to great height, with foli- 
age in proportion. Compared with Mabel Taft, an- 
other giant iris, this has a silky finish rather than 
velvety, different form, and is lighter in tone. 


A dark but blazing metallic red, a flower of great 
size, and one of the superfine seedlings grown by 
America's foremost hybridist. Dr. Ayres. This spec- 
tacular flower created a sensation when shown at the 
AI3 meeting in Freeport in 1933, and some critics 
pronounced it the finest red iris in existence. It dif- 
fers from most others in its bronzy finish. H. M. AIS 
1933. See page 12. 

BUTO Each 20c; 3 iar 50c 

A very dark, solid purple, from the Sass Brothers. 
One of the darkest of all irises, and a very early one. 
Flowers are of large size, rounded in shape, and 
without anv veining or reticulation. A very free 
blooming iris on medium height stems. 

Planted with the yellow Desert Gold, which 
blooms at the same time, a most striking garden 
effect is created. 

BYZANTIUM Each $2.50 

A tan-brown overlaid with gold; along the midrib 
of the standards is a delicate pending of iridescent 
blue, adding a note of charm and refinement to the 
whole. Does not lose its delicate color in hot sun. 

CABALLERO Each $2.50 

Medium deep rosy red, somewhat of the coloring 
of Rose Dominion, with very velvety falls and a 
satiny sheen over the entire bloom. Wide petaled, 
gracefully flaring, the huge flowers are majestically 
poised on stems of strong and vigorous growth. 
Heavy grape fragrance. This is a Nicholls introduc- 
tion of 1935. 

CALCUTTA Each $10.00 

A new blend of cocoa brown and pale blue, very 
tall, exceptionally well branched. See page 6. 


The deepest large flowered yellow, being a seed- 
ling of Grace Sturtevant and unquestionably hardy. 
Does not fade, and shows no paling in standards, 
falls, or beard. Said one iris enthusiast, gazing upon 
one of its full blown golden blooms for a full minute, 
"It isn't so. There is no such iris". Runner-up for 
Dykes Medal in 1937. 

CHEERIO Each $3.00 

A popular variety of recent introduction in the 
bright red class, with tan standards and flaming red 
falls. This is the first time we have had sufficient stock 
to offer. 


Kirkland, 1934 


In such words have 
those who have seen 
this flower expressed 
their opinions of its indi- 
viduality and color bril- 

Yes. it is something new 
under the sun, and al- 
though now in com- 
merce for the past few 
seasons there is still 
nothing like it. 

Glistening and shim- 
mering like a nearly 
new penny, it com- 
mands the attention of 
every visitor, for in ad- 
dition to glowing and 
novel color, it also pos- 
sesses great size, height, 
excellent branched 
stalks, and fine foliage. 
All these features are 
combined with com- 
plete hardiness. 

It leads the list of iris 
receiving the Award of 
Merit of the American 
Iris Society last year, 
having already been 
awarded an H. M. in 

Each $8.00 
. Three $20.00 

Burning Bronze 

CHOSEN Each $25.00 

The great new yellow from Southern California. 
Claimed to be solid yellow throughout, with no Dykes 
parentage, a giant plant reaching 50 inches in height. 
We have neither bloomed it nor seen it as this is 
written, but of course shall have done so ere this 
catalog reaches you. 


With its soft smooth finish, 
heavy substance, and uniform 
lemon chrome coloring, Chromylla 
has maintained a steady popular- 
ity as one of the leading new yel- 


Each 25c; 3 for 50c 

This lovely warm blend from 
the Sass gardens has been a sen- 
sation in the iris -world for the past 
few years. The coloring is a med- 
ley of peach and apricot tones, 
suggesting the rich and brilliant 
blendings of the rose "Talisman." 
A beautiful novelty which is al- 
ways a complete sell-out each sea- 
son. Small rhizomes always. See 
page 39. 

COLUMBINE Each 25c; 3 for 50c 

Introduced as a white Aphro- 
dite, one of the parents. As clean 
and clear as a crystal, with lovely 
form, slender branching stems, this 
free flowering white is distinct from 
all other white irises. 


Each $8.00; 3 for $20.00 

Absolutely unique, a magnifi- 
cent iris from the hand of Dr. Kirk- 
land, who gave us Desert Gold, 
Black Wings, and a number of 
very recent novelties certain to 
make a fine impression on the iris 
growing public. Copper Lustre pos- 
itively glows in its bright copper, 
gold, and pinkish tan blendings. It 
is a huge flower, with lush foliage, 
and in the garden of its originator 
was the center of attraction and 
comment when the American Iris 
Society met in Nashville. H. M. 
AIS 1935, A. M. 1937. See page 11. 

CORALIE Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

A blend of pink and red that 
approaches raspberry color in ef- 
fect, with a dazzling note added in 
the bright golden beard. With this 
fine variety Dr Ayres has scored 
honors again, for Coralie was 
awarded an H. M. by the AIS in 
1932 and in 1933 was given the 
Dykes Medal. Such recognition 
stamps it as a certain leader for 
many seasons to come. 

CORINTHE Each $10,00 

A new French introduction from Cayeux that was 
awarded a special Certificate of Merit in Paris in 
1934. The flowers are of immense size and beautiful 
coloring, with broad arching standards of rich silky 
bishops violet. The falls are broad and spreading, of 
richest velvety bishop's violet. A strong grower, 
reaching four feet in height. Very few rhizomes. 




Kindly observe the condi- 
tions of this offer. . . . Do not 
select more than two from 
the first set, two from the 
second set, nor more than 
four from the last set. Please 
do not request us to accept 
an order for less than six, 
nor to substitute varieties not 
in the list. 

8 FOR '2522 

THIRD . . . 


Copper Lustre 

Directeur Pinelle 


Ballet Girl 
Happy Days 



Burning Bronze 
California Gold 
El Tovar 
Golden Helmet 
Lady Paramount 

Golden JjUjht 

CREOLE BELLE Each $3.00 

A very dark blue purple, with odd brownish stain 
about the hafts. Individual in effect, of large size and 
excellent habits. One of the recent things from Col. 
Nicholls, awarded an H. M. in 1936. 

CROWN PRINCE Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Finest and richest of Dominion variegatas, with 
deep orange-yellow standards and falls of dark and 
velvety red-brown, solid to the edge. A superb iris 
on the Pacific Coast, it reaches real perfection in 
New England and the Northern tier of states. Pro- 
duced by Dr. Kleinsorge, and one of our own well 
received introductions. See page 19. 


A new white from the Sass Brothers, said by some 
to be the cleanest white yet produced. It has been 
highly praised by critics in the Iris Bulletins. Height 
40 inches. 

DAUNTLESS . Each 25c; 3 for 50c 

Probably the most popular and widely known of 
all so-called red irises. Although we now have sev- 
eral newer introductions that surpass it, none the less 
Dauntless remains near the top, and there has never 
been sufficient stock to supply the demand. The 
blooms are of great size, on tall heavy stems, and last 
over a long season. The coloring is rich velvety red, 
with very little of the blue or purple undertone. A 
former Dykes medal wmner. See page 39. 

DEPUTE NOMBIOT Each 35c; 3 for 75= 

One of the world's greatest irises, a French intro- 
duction that has proven extremely popular every- 
where. Standards light glowing rosy-purple, over- 
laid bronzy gold. Falls very wide, spreading, pur- 
plish garnet-red shading to lighter rosy bronze at the 
edge. Deep orange beard. Over four feet tall, espe- 
cially well branched. A Dykes Medal winner in 
France. Photograph on page 17. 

DESERET Each $3.50 

Here is a "brushed" variegata, a flower quite 
apart from others of this class, creating a red-orange 
tone in the garden. As exciting and gay as a gypsy 
carnival, says the introducer. Standards are very 
deep yellow, falls the same heavily brushed chestnut 

DESERT GOLD Each 25c; 3 for 50c 

Among the earliest of the tall bearded group. An 
extremely large, fine formed, smooth clear yellow. 
Standards are nicely domed, pure light yellow. Falls 
are extra broad, pure yellow with very rich yellow 
beard. It certainly is deserving of a position among 
the best new introductions. Plant a clump in front of 
several clumps of Santa Barbara — they bloom to- 
gether, and what a picture! H. M. AIS 1931; A. M. 

DESTINY Each $7.50 

From New Zealand. A great heavy flower of deep- 
est blackish bronzv purple, with rich golden beard. 
If you think the ultimate has been reached in such 
colors, wait untU you see this one and Directeur 
Pinelle . . . they are both real surprises! 


Among the arrivals from France in recent years 
this ranks near the top. Few iris are of greater size, 
with such splendid form and branching habit. The 
color is richest maroon purple, with bronzy under- 
tone. Newly opened blossoms are almost black. 

DOGROSE Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

A very beautiful, superb pink iris, with very large 
oval shaped flowers in a uniform shade of soft rose- 
pink, with deep gold beard. The stalks are almost 
shoulder high, and it is a profuse bloomer. This vari- 
ety will show up to best advantage after it has be- 
come established a full year. Winner of a silver 
medal in England. Small rhizomes. Shov/n in color 
on page 22. 

DOLLY MADISON Each 20c; 3 for 50c 

Blend of mauve and grey, with very bright orange 
and yellow center. It is of large size, with fine stems, 
hardy anywhere. Without doubt one of the best irises 
ever originated and one of the most popular in this 
country. See cut on page 38. 


E. B. WILLIAMSON Each $20.00 

Glowing coppery red blend, a deeper and redder 
effect than Rosy Wings. The originator, Paul Cook, 
of Bluffton, Indiana, has raised thousands of seedlings 
over a period of many years, and this is his first 
introduction. We saw it there last season and prompt- 
ly bought stock. Not to be confused with either the 
reds or the coppers, it stands in a special niche all its 
own. Large flowers of silky texture, fragrant, on 3- 
foot stems. 

EASTER MORN Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Remindful of all that is pure, like the candles and 
lilies at an Easter service. A creamier and heavier 
white than Purissima, with a rich golden center, 
flaunted on giant stalks that spring from broad 
sword-like foliage of vivid green. A flowering speci- 
men of this in one's garden is a sanctuary for all 

EGYPT Each 50c 

A grand iris of immense size and great substance, 
enduring wind and rain,, as well as a strong sun. 
Broad standards, stiff and erect, of a livid bronzy- 
violet. Falls very large, long and drooping, of deep 
velvety maroon-purple, with black sheen. Bright gold 

EL CAPITAN Each 35c; 3 for $1.00 

Here is one of the best and most popular irises 
ever originated, a gigantic light manganese violet 
bicolor, a frequent winner at the shows, and a real 
stunner in the garden. 

FLKHART Each $7.00 

Deep chestnut red, introduced last year. This iris 
appears red in certain lights, brown in others, with a 
vivid beard. It is large in size, rounded in shape, with 
well branched stems. A seedling of Ethel Peckham 
crossed with King Tut, produced by Mr. Lapham, of 
Elkhart, Indiana. It was our intention to feature this 
in color this year, but weather conditions last season 
prevented our securing proper color data. 

ELOISE LAPHAM Each 35c; 3 for 75c 

This delightfully ruffled flesh pink iris appears to 
have the delicate smoothness of kid, and its rapid 
increase and great freedom of bloom will be sure to 
make it a great favorite. About the size and shape of 
Midgard; of medium height. See page 23. 

EL TOVAR Each $2.50 

A gorgeous variegata blend, in rich brown-yellow 
and blackish maroon, with a yellow glow at the heart. 
This iris is one of the foremost of all new introduc- 
tions of the past three years, having been awarded 
an H. M. of the AIS in 1932 when first exhibited. 
Nothing like it. Height 3 feet. 

ETHEL PECKHAM Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Large, perfectly formed flowers of a blazing red- 
dish tone. This iris, placed on the market in 1932, 
has enjoyed tremendous popularity. The color is 
extremely bright, nearly a uniform shade in stan- 
dards and falls. It boasts every good point in grow- 
ing habit, and in addition usually throws up occa- 
sional stalks throughout the summer and fall! 

(ill J ni n 

EROS Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Very tall salmon colored self, possibly the nearest 
to this color ideal that has ever been offered. The 
throat is lit with gold, giving it a brilliance and 
warmth especially telling in garden effect. 

ETHEL WYN DUBUAR Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A new outstanding pink, produced by E. G. Lap- 
ham, of Elkhart, Indiana, and introduced in 1933. A 
heavy flowering variety, it evoked the following com- 
ments in the AIS Bulletin for October, 1933: "The 
largest flower of any pink I have seen. A 'best seller' 
in my garden. A larger flower than Pink Satin." 
Deep pink in general effect, with lemon beard. Height 
3 feet. See page 24. 

EUPHONY Each 20c; 3 for 50c 

The standards are mustard yellow, waved and 
fluted, stained with light brown at the tips. Falls 
are squarely held, mustard yellow, flushed v/ith 
blue in the central portion and overlaid soft brown. 
This is a lovely and bright color harmony, and the 
great freedom of bloom of this variety makes it a 
heavy favorite. See color reproduction on page 39. 



EVELYN PULLAR Each $10.00 

A new departure in tall bearded iris, one which 
begins blooming in late fall and continues throughout 
the winter. Full account on page 41. 

EVOLUTION Each 25c; 3 for 50c 

Pale copper-bronze self, with heavily frilled stand- 
ards. The falls are also copper-bronze, but are over- 
laid blue and capped with a brilliant orange beard. 
This is of French origination, and is one of the most 
worthwhile irises we have had from that master, 

FAR WEST (Kleinsorge. 1936) 

Each $10.00; 3 for $25.00 

Shown on page 5, a warm and mellow blend of 
salmon and golden sand, of coral and henna, with 
a soft glow at the heart. Originated in the West, and 
containing that multitude of tints seen in the western 
sky at sundown. Of bold and sturdy growing habit, 
the big blooms are well spaced on fine stalks reach- 
ing 40 inches in height. 

The likeness of this flower is achieved by a new 
process and we guarantee its absolute accuracy, 
although some reduction in size was necessary. 

FRIEDA MOHR Each 20c; 3 for 50c 

Dependable anywhere, despite the fact that it was 
originated in California and contains tender blood, 
it is perfectly at home in Ohio, Minnesota, and New 
England, as well as in the moist climate of the Pacific 
Northwest. The color is a lively shade of violet-pink, 
standards slightly lighter than the falls. Its huge 
size and great height make it a leader in any color 
class. See color illustration on page 38. 

FRIVOLITE Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

The general effect is one of brilliant shrimp-pink, 
with golden glints. This French introduction is of- 
fered as a great improvement upon the fine variety 
Marquisette, being a deeper shade. A very lovely 
and unique novelty, at its best when established a 
year. It increases rapidly. See page 22. 

GARDEN MAGIC Each $30.00 

A red self of a shade similar to the falls of Shirvan. 
In other words, a deep, rich pansy-like tone and qual- 
ity in a seven-inch blossom. There is scarcely any 
veining and a rich orange beard adds to its effective- 
ness. Grows to 40 inches in height. Very few rhiz- 



Of soft pastel shades, tan in the standards with 
faint blue flush, the falls misty blue with edge of 
honey yellow. This is a vigorous grower, reaching 
almost four feet, with large blossoms and well- 
branched stalks. Much more colorful than Ningal and 
other pale blends. 

GLEAM Each 25c; 3 for 50c 

For an azure blue at low cost, unquestioned hardi- 
ness, freedom of bloom, and all general good qual- 
ities, we have added this seedling of Col. Nicholls'. 
In Philadelphia last spring we saw it planted with 
another of his varieties, Tokay, and the combination 
of salmon and blue would be a joy to any gardener. 

GLORIOLE Each $5.00 

Described as an "ice blue self", this introduction 
by Merton Gage was the outstanding new iris in New 
England during the past three seasons. Critics in that 
section waxed very enthusiastic when it was first 
shown, and it was immediately awarded an H.M. of 
the Iris Society. Of huge size, the pale blue petals 
are entirely overlaid with frosty crystal-like particles. 
Wonderfully formed and surely a most noble flower. 
A. M. AIS 1935. 

GOLDEN FLARE Each $1.00 

Flame colored! And that is no exaggeration. It is 
many shades deeper than Talisman, with much more 
orange and a salmon-rose dominating background. 
As a garden subject it creates a flash of brilliance 
equaled by few sorts. Medium in size, with slender 
stems; a color jewel that will captivate you. 

GOLDEN HELMET Each $2.50; 3 for $5.00 

A huge King Tut, with very ruffled standards and 
ox-blood red falls. The public has long wished for a 
flower of large size with the bright red falls of the old 
favorite King Tut, and we have it here, with brighter 
standards and attractive ruffling to enhance it. 

GOLDEN HIND Each $10.00 

No yellow iris in commerce contains the deep but- 
tercup tone of this English origination. There are 
larger new yellows, but certainly there are none so 
nearly the ideal in clear rich color. The tone deepens 
at the haft, due partly to the vivid orange beard. 
Stems seen last season were three feet in height and 
finely branched. While not a large iris. Golden Hind 
is sufficient in size to merit a place amongst the most 
recent sorts. 

GOLDEN LIGHT Each $1.50; 3 for $3.00 

A seedling of Euphony, with the distinctive form 
and size of that lovely ruffled variety. The difference 
lies in the rich orange-cinnamon color of this new 
variety — something new in the tan group. Very 
bright and of wonderful carrying quality. 40 inches 
tall. Shown on page 14. 


Solid deep cream, but with an outpouring of rich 
golden orange all about the central portion of the 
flower. This gives it a distinction so striking that it 
will be immediately singled out in a planting of 
hundreds of varieties. We saw this as a seedling in 
1935 and regarded it as the finest un-introduced iris 
we saw that year. Produced by Robert Schreiner in 
St. Paul, Minn., it is most vigorous and grows to 40 
inches tall. 

Depute Noniblot 

GRACE STURTEVANT Each 35c; 3 for $1.00 

Almost black-brown when first opening, this vel- 
vety Dominion seedling holds first position in its 
color class. The chocolate falls are figuratively set 
on fire with the leaping brilliance of the orange-red 
beards. It is one of the most popular among visitors 
to our display gardens, and deservedly so. We now 
have a large stock of fine big rhizomes. See page 23. 


GREAT LAKES Each $10.00 

Sensational blue self, quality of 
Shining Waters, bred in Canada, 
positively hardy. See page 7. 

GUDRUN Each $1.50 

Heavily textured enormous 
white, from the well known Mrs. 
Dykes in England. The flowers are 
very long, with falls that spread 
outward at the tips. Beard is bril- 
liant orange. This is a warm, or 
creamy white, with a slight gold 
sprinkling over the entire bloom. 
A one-time winner of the Dykes 
Medal. See page 15. 


Each $4.50; 3 for $12.00 

A solid uniform bright yellow, 
in size as large as the giant El Cap- 
itan, and acclaimed by every iris 
critic who has seen it. Compared 
with California Gold, Happy Days 
is a brighter yellow, with a slight 
undertone of orange, as against 
the deep greenish-gold of the for- 
mer. They do not compete with 
each other, being entirely different 
and similar only in that they both 
are ultra modern extra fine yel- 
lows. H. M. AIS 1935. 

HELIOS Each 35c; 3 for 90c 

Pale yellow of great size, with 
ruddy etching on the falls. A par- 
ent of the fine Marquita. One of the 
best soft yellows at so low a price. 


Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A new creamy pink, tall, with 
very large blossoms, of delightful 
perfume. The stems reach 40 
inches in height. A Sass produc- 
tion, vigorous and very free flower- 
ing. This does not carry any of the 
yellow glow of most other pink 
toned irises. 

INDIAN CHIEF Each 20c; 3 for 50c 

Well named, for while classed 
as one of our superior reds, it car- 
ries a bronzy overcast, being re- 
garded by some critics as a red 
blend. At any rate, Indian Chief is 
one of the most popular of the 
newer things, and a credit to Doc- 
tor Ayres, its introducer. The vel- 
vety falls are deep blood-red, 
blended with bronze, and the stan- 
dards are considerably lighter in 
tone. A large flower, quite tall, and 
very well branched. See page 39. 




Each $1.00 

Something different in clear 
blue, a rather deep shade, 
nicely formed, with an odd 
brownish suffusion near the 
haft. Flowers are freely pro- 
duced, making it excellent as 
a garden or landscape sub- 
ject. Good blues are in keen 
demand and this is one of 
the best. 


Each $5.00; 3 for $12.00 

Raised by Dr. R. E. Klein- 
sorge, Silverton, Oregon. A 
positive self of the darkest, 
yet most vivid, deep ame- 
thyst. It carries no veining 
whatsoever, and the great 
depth of tone is intensified by 
a heavy brown beard, under- 
laid with blue. The texture is 
like silk, and the flowers are 
rounded in shape, with nicely 
branched stalks 30 to 36 
inches high. See page 13. 

JEAN CAYEUX Each $1.00 

Certainly one of the most 
beautiful irises we have ever 
flowered in our gardens. 
Likewise, it is one of the most 
unusual in color — a soft, 
smooth, light buff, described 
by some as "coffee colored" 
and by others as Havana- 
brown. The form is perfect, 
and the size is larger than 
average. It is splendidly 
branched, over three feet tall, 
and flowers over a long sea- 
son. Jean Cayeux has been 
awarded a Certificate of Merit 
by the French Horticultural 
Society, and in 1931 it won 
the Dykes Medal for the fin- 
est iris of the year. It is listed 
in Schreiner's "100 Super- 
Iris." See page 27. 

JEB STUART Each $3.50 

Deep blackish brown, with 
rich orange beard. A great 
improvement on Grace Stur- 
tevant, being larger, taller, 
and of much better form. 
Awarded an A. M. by the 
American Iris Society in 1935. 
Limited stock. 



JERRY Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Raised by Mr. E. G. Lapham, Elkhart, Indiana. 
We take particular pleasure in being numbered 
among the joint introducers of this perfectly formed, 
extremely brilliant red iris. Mr. Lapham has a splen- 
did reputation for quality in his previous introduc- 
tions, and enthusiasts will find that Jerry is very 
close to the reddest thing ever turned out in an iris. 
Not only that, but the large rounded flowers are as 
near perfection as could be desired. Height three 
feet, rapid of increase, hardiness unquestioned. We 
recommend it whole-heartedly. 

JOYCETTE Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Red, that is, as red as any iris we have and with 
both standards and falls in identical tones. This is o 
fine grower, with tall sturdy stalks and extra large 
flowers. Some critics declare this better and redder 
than Ethel Peckham; they are somewhat similar, 
Joycette undoubtedly being the taller of the two. 
No doubt but that this ranks with the leading intro- 
ductions to date. We have a wonderful stock of it. 

JUNALUSKA Each $4.00; 3 for $10.00 

One of the finest novelties in commerce today, a 
unique blend of red, copper, and rose. A member of 
the trio of especially worthwhile things produced by 
the Chancellor of Vanderbilt University, Dr. J. H. 
Kirkland, the other two being Copper Lustre and At 
Dawning. This flower possesses tremendous garden 
value with its glowing copper-red effect, and leaves 
nothing to be desired in the way of size, height or 

K. V. AYRES Each $1.50 

Very pale coffee color, tinged lavender and cream. 
A huge soft blend with very tall stems and heavy 
foliage. This iris was named by Dr. Ayres in honor 
of his wife, a sure sign that he regarded it most 

KALINGA Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Huge cream self, outstanding not only as an exhi- 
bition spike, but as a garden specimen as well. The 
broad, spreading, ivory textured blooms generally 
come out in groups of three or four simultaneously, 
and each stem will carry from twelve to fifteen flow- 
ers, with perfect spacing. An offspring of Dolly 
Madison, its hardiness is beyond question. Four feet 
in height. Illustrated on pages 16 and 34. H. M. 1936. 

KING JUBA Each 25c; 3 for 50c 

Clear golden standards and brilliantly contrast- 
ing falls of velvety red, the latter especially wide and 
heavy of texture. A red and yellow effect as com- 
pared with the orange and brown of Crown Prince. 

KING MIDAS Each 25c; 3 for 50c 

One of the first of the tall bearded irises to flower. 
Of a soft and bewitching tone of golden buff overlaid 
garnet brown. The heavy beard is deepest orange, 
and the entire center of the bloom is illuminated with 
intense golden lights. Perfect in every detail. Medium 
in height. 

KING TUT Each 20c; 3 for 50c 

One of the inherent qualities of the many new 
Sass irises is the element of rich red-brown in the 
various color schemes. This has been accomplished 
through the use of King Tut in the various crosses, 
and in spite of his almost countless progeny, the 
King still remains the most brilliant of all, blazing in 
the sunlight like a live ember. Easy to grow, a free 
flowerer. Every iris grower should have it. 

LADY PARAMOUNT Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

The sensational new seedling of the famous vari- 
ety W. R. Dykes. A really magnificent flower in clear 
primrose yellow, with firm silken texture. It is one 
of the most stupendous in size and foliage in our 

We have several reports of excellent success in 
Nebraska, Ohio, and New England, where this iris 
was grown the past season. Not nearly so deeply 
colored as either California Gold or Happy Days, it 
is nonetheless one of the most beautiful varieties we 
have ever flowered, and will take its place among 
the best. 

LEGEND Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

A huge flovvrer of the Cardinal type; rich deep 
claret falls, seemingly of pure velvet, and standards 
of deep blue, slightly bronzed. The color combination 
is a bit like that in Sir Michael, although Legend is 
considerably darker all around. The flowers are en- 
livened by a heavy gold beard. Here is one of the 
largest and most majestic irises in commerce today, 
with every possible good point, and the price is rea- 
sonable for such a new introduction. From the Ware- 
ham collection in Cincinnati. One of Schreiner's "100 
Super-Iris". Shown on page 20. 

LIGHTHOUSE Each $7.50 

A very bright rose blend, of bold growing habit 
with enormous blossoms. In effect an old rose self 
with a most brilliant center of yellow and fiery gold. 
Among the hundreds of new iris seen on our trip last 
season this struck us as among the outstanding half- 
dozen. A California production, but being a seedling 
of Helios X Rameses its hardiness is assured. It was 
particularly fine in New England. 

LODESTAR Each 35c 

One of the last to flower, this bright combination 
of glittering yellow standards and very dark brown- 
ish falls is a real "high light" in any garden. Flowers 
are of perfect formation, lavishly produced. Height 
about two and a half feet. Very small rhizomes al- 

LOS ANGELES Each 25c; 3 for 50c 

Sister seedling of the wonderful plicata San Fran- 
cisco. A giant in size, snowy white, with faint edg- 
ings of lavender-blue. Splendid stalks were on ex- 
hibit in the St. Paul iris show, and it was growing 
and blooming lustily in the Schreiner garden in that 
city, indicating that it is really quite hardy when 
once acclimated. 

MABEL TAFT Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Wonderful giant blue, with velvety falls. A can- 
didate for "the world's largest iris", the stalks tower- 
ing to almost five feet in some instances, and with the 
largest foliage of any bearded iris we have. 




Any 10 lor $309, or Any 25 for $622 

Your Selection 

Sir Michael 


HERE is that opportunity to 
add real value to your col- 
lection at trivial cost. We 
have built up stocks of 
thousands upon thousands 
of husky, well rooted rhiz- 
omes of these fine things, 
grown on new soil. A wide 
array of color and type is 
yours from which to select. 
Late in the season better 
make a second choice or Grace Sturtevant 


Anne Marie 


Autumn Dawn 

Blue Banner 

Blue Velvet 

Buechley's Giant 

Crown Prince 


El Cap i tan 

Eloise Lapham 


Grace Sturtevant 



Mabel Taft 

Mrs. Herbert 



Pink Jewel 

Pink Satin 

Red Robe 



Sir Michael 
Spring Maid 

Venus de Milo 
Vert Galant 
Wm. Mohr 

Eloise Lapham 


Each $20.00 

While we have not seen this iris 
at the time our catalog is written, it 
would appear that it somewhat re- 
sembles the American variety 
Amigo, being bluer, perhaps. This 
new French sort won the Dykes 
medal in 1935, and is described as 
having flax blue standards and 
violet falls edged lavender. Three 
feet tall. Few plants. 

MAGENTA Each 25c; 3 for 50c 

Very deep amethyst-violet, a 
shade not comparable to any other 
iris. Very free blooming, with flow- 
ers better than average size. This 
is another variety which makes a 
grand showing on a two-year 
clump, and especially when plant- 
ed adjacent to pink or yellow. 

MARCO POLO Each $7.50 

For several years we have 
heard of the spectacular red seed- 
lings grown by Robert Schreiner in 
St. Paul. In 1936 he introduced 
two of them — Marco Polo and Beo- 
wulf. This one is the more brilliant 
red of the two, with lustrous rose 
standards and vivid crimson vel- 
vety red falls. There is no venation 
on the haft and a bright orange 
beard contributes a touch of high 

MARQUITA Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A well named iris in brilliant 
ivory yellow, with ochraceous ma- 
roon veinings on the falls. The 
standards are ivory deepening to 
sulphur at the base, and so large 
that they constitute the major por- 
tion of the flower. Falls are of the 
same color, but entirely lined ma- 
roon. This very late novelty was 
one of the two or three most popu- 
lar things among our visitors last 


Each $1.00; 3 for $2.00 

In the forefront of American in- 
troductions during the past two or 
three seasons, and for that matter, 
one of the finest and most distinct 
irises of all time. The color is light 
ochraceous salmon, the falls 
stained deeper. In our garden it 
has always exhibited four-way 
branching habit, and is one of our 
longest lasting varieties. Very little 
stock available anywhere in the 
country. Awarded an A. M. at 
Wisley, England, in 1933. Dykes 
Medal, 1936. 

MARY SENNI Each 50c 

Huge mauve blend, a sort of ashes of roses com- 
bination, with golden beard to relieve the sombre- 
ness. Produced by the great Frenchman, Millet, this 
iris was named for the foremost iris critic in Italy. We 
do not have any other iris near this color in our en- 
tire collection, and stock is offered by very few 

MEHAMA Each $1.00; 3 for $2.00 

A blend of pink and yellow, with an underlying 
cast of pale blue. A self in effect, although the stand- 
ards are slightly lighter and reflect the glints of dust- 
like golden particles. A ver/ large iris, quite early, 
on stems from 30 to 36 inches tall. With the sun on 
it, or through it, Mehama is one of the most enchant- 
ing things in the garden. 

MELCHIOR Each 20c; 3 for 50c 

The deep velvet-maroon flowers leave nothing 
to ask for in either size, shape, or all-round iris per- 
fection. My own color description would be "a self 
of velvety-garnet, with beard of bronze-yellow." 
Melchior was introduced in England as an imoroved 
Mrs. Valerie West, but with us it is distinctly dif- 
ferent, and we personally regard it as one of the 
world's very best. 

MELDORIC Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Huge blue-black self, one of the richest and most 
striking irises ever introduced. First offered for sale 
in 1930 it has been so in demand that there has never 
been enough stock to fill the orders for it. Neither a 
rapid increaser nor a free flowerer, it rewards the 
owner with spil^es of bloom that are well worth wait- 
ing for. If this iris were as consistent a performer as 
some varieties if would almost certainly have been a 
Dykes Medal winner. 


Each 20c; 3 for 50c 

When th:s lovely beauty was first shown, it cre- 
ated a furore, because the yellow-pink blended flow- 
ers introduced a new color note, and the ruffled 
petals were an added touch of distinction. It has 
proven to be one of the most reliable varieties for 
severe climates, besides being a very free bloomer 
and rapid multiplier. No iris since the introduction of 
Morning Splendor has been so universally popular. 
Especially lovely under artificial light, and unsur- 
passed for massed planting on the landscape. See 
page 38. 

MIDWEST GEM Each $20.00 

One of the very best new Sass varieties, a beauti- 
ful self of pale apricot yellow, lightly flushed pink. In 
habit of growth it is immense, and the flowers are 
perfectly balanced in form. Height well over 3 feet. 


Gigantic lilac pink, with the growing habits of 
Dauntless, one of the parents. While not the "pink- 
est" iris, the shade of this one is quite distinct and it 
surely has every attribute that one could wish for in 
a perfect flower. It was one of the high spots in the 
Salboch display garden last spring. Midseason, 48 

MISSOURI Each $3.50 

Clear, clean blue, of sensational size. There has 
never been sufficient stock to supply the demand for 
this iris, declared by some observers to be the last 
word in its color. Very few plants. Dykes Medal 1937. 

MODISTE Each $10.00 

Huge creamy mauve, hit of last year's Chicago 
show. One of the four iris awarded "Highly Com- 
mended" by the American Iris Society last year. See 
page 7. 

MOHRSON Each $3.50 

Seedling of the famous iris Wm. Mohr. For almost 
a decade hybridizers have been trying to secure 
seedlings from this strange and enchanting flower, 
and at last we are able to offer two. Mohrson is much 
taller than its parent, of a deep violet color, very 
heavily veined still darker. H. M. AIS 1935. 

MONADNOCK Each $15.00 

We saw this iris put out its first bloom stalk in the 
Salbach garden in 1936, and immediately looked for- 
ward to its eventual introduction. A flower of tre- 
mendous size, solid bright rose-red in color, a seed- 
ling of Marquita. Quite late, over 40 inches tall. 

MOONGLO Each $2.50 

Very lovely and unusual blend of heavy sub- 
stance. Standards are pale yellow, falls the same 
flushed Chinese violet. One admirer says "the 
golden glow of the moon all tangled up with the 
rosy clouds of sunset." Large flowers, ivory-like tex- 
ture. A new Longfield novelty highly recommended. 

MOROCCO ROSE Each $15.00 

Very large rose-pink self, soft yellow glow at the 
heart. A seedling produced by Dr. Loomis of Colorado 
Springs and placed on the market by Quality Gar- 
dens of Freeport, Illinois, where it was a great favor- 
ite of the many iris judges converging there for the 
annual iris show. Our stock is very limited 

MOUNTAIN SNOW Each $20.00 

Outstanding new white giant from New England, 
introduced by the Kelloggs last season. Awarded an 
H. M. by the iris society in 1936 as a seedling, we 
were much taken with it when we viewed it last spring 
in its home garden. The form is perfect, with very 
broad falls and extra heavy substance. A cool white, 
as the name implies, with a very faint suggestion of 
blue shadow on the falls. 

MOUNTAIN SUNSET Each 85c; 3 for $2.00 

An indescribable medley of fawn and old gold, 
equally suffused in the standards, and the falls en- 
tirely overlaid with varying shades of violet. Novel 
in shape as well as in color; a blend of pastel tints 
that invites close inspection. Very late, medium in 
size, thirty inches tall. See page 27. 


Meld or ic 

This feature offer of our catalog has come to be 
looked upon as the ace event of the year by iris 
fanciers. It always constitutes a list of the novelties 
of yesterday, now brought within the means of the 
average gardener. The flood of orders received 
last season is full evidence of the popularity of this 
collection and moves us to again suggest that you 
name two or three second choices if your order is 
sent in late. 


Any 10 




Seven only from the list 
on this page. 

Three only h'om the list 
on page 27. 

All 26 Varieties 
for $1052 


Aha California 

Anne Marie Cayeux 

Black Wings 


Easter Morn 

Imperial Blush 

Mary Geddes 



Mountain Sunset 


Pink Opal 

Red Dominion 




Vert Galant 


Sir Michael 


Venus de Milo 


Dr. Kleinsoi-ge and Oriiiohr 

MRS. HERBERT HOOVER Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

One of the new pink or near-pink varieties. The 
standards are old rose, lightly tinged with bronze, 
and are broad and ruffled. Falls are a deeper rose, 
with midrib of turquoise blue. The center of the 
flower is lit with a most brilliant beard and style 
arms. Exceptionally free flowering and rapid of in- 
crease. Stems are tall and well branched. In a class 
with Frivolite and Marquisette; between the two in 
general color effect. 

MRS. VALERIE WEST Each 20c; 3 for 50c 

The rich brown-reds of Bruno and the plush crim- 
son of Cardinal combined into one gigantic flower — 
the crowning achievement of the great Bliss, who 
gave us Dominion and the long line of its famous 
progeny. The broad foliage is handsomely curved, 
lending a distinctive note, and the heavy stalks are 
widely branched. The enormous blossoms are pro- 
duced in great profusion, completing all the desirable 
features anyone could ask for in a truly world famous 

MUSSOLINI Each $5.00 

A very long, egg-shaped deep purple, with heavy 
reticulation on the haft. Of great size and imposing 
appearance in the garden. An English silver medal 

NARAIN Each $5.00 

A brand new blue introduced by Quality Gardens 
in 1936. Has a silky texture, cream throat, and blue 
beard tipped soft yellow. 

NARANJA Each $8.00; 3 for $20.00 

The leading introduction from Sidney Mitchell 
during the past two seasons, and'the first iris of huge 
size with a definite orange tone. Taller even than 
Happy Days, and practically as large. The falls are 
ochraceous orange, with a yellow heart, and the 
standards are bright empire yellow, the beard orange- 

NEON Each $2.50 

"The bright and shining light of the garden." 
Thus does the originator, Carl Salbach, describe it. 
The standards are bronzy gold, the falls bright and 
velvety carmine red, rich and glowing. The beard is 
fiery golden orange. 

A perfect example of candelabrum type branch- 
ing, with 48-inch stalks carrying a heavy quota of 
blooms and buds. Has been tested and found hardy 
under severe wintering. 

NOWETA Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

A melting creamy pink, exceptionally ruffled, 
much more so than Midgard, and larger than this 
popular variety. Stock of Noweta is still very scarce, 
and as was the case last season, it is likely to be a 
sell-out before summer is far along. Everyone who 
sees it wants this frilly, pinky, fluffy-ruffled dainty 

OMAHA Each 25c; 3 for 50c 

A beautiful coral-red self, with orange beard, pro- 
ducing a very striking contrast. Blooms are extra 
large and of lovely rounded form. The color effect 
is deep and brilliant pink, rather than red, and the 
petals have a glistening and fragile appearance, al- 
though on the contrary they stand up perfectly. 
Height about 30 inches. 

ORLOFF Each $30.00 

New plicata of good size and most unusual color, 
being a sort of cinnamon brown in effect. The ground 
color is deep cream, heavily dotted and etched brown 
with considerable gold near the center. Along with 
Siegfried, a great advance step in the plicata group. 
Stock of both these varieties is extremely limited the 
country over. They are the first good tall yellow 
ground plicatas and everyone seems to want them. 

ORMOHR Each $25.00 

Shown on page 9 in fairly accurate color, although 
the plates are not truly exact. This new seedling of 
the variety Wm. Mohr drew more attention from iris 
critics of national prominence last season than any 
new iris seen on the Pac'fic Coast. It enjoyed the 
greatest sale in dollars and cents of any iris we have 
ever introduced, and stock was sold out before luly 
1st. We have a very limited supply of excellent rhi- 
zomes again this year, but those ordering late may 
be disappointed. Full details on page 9. 



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Every gardener interested in Iris should join that company of flower enthusiasts 
comprising the American Iris Society. Annual dues $3.00, which includes four 
quarterly bulletins — these alone being worth the $3.00. We shall be glad to 
accept your remittance for membership. 

OXHEART Each $1.00 

Deep rich strawberry red-purple self, with beard 
to match. The large circular falls are velvety and 
without reticulation. A great favorite in the Nicholls 
garden, where it originated. A strong grower, with 
delightful grape fragrance. Three feet tall. 


A wonderful huge pale blue in California, but may 
be a bit tender in severe climates. 

PAULETTE Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Giant pale blue, a better Loetitia Michaud. From 
Millet, the originator of the famous and lovely 
Loetitia, and considered as his finest iris. Of enamel- 
like lustre, on very tall stems, and with flaring falls. 

PERSIA Each 25c; 3 for 50c 

One of Dr. Ayres' masterpieces. Blended shades 
of pale blue, lavender, grey, and bronze, with a 
smoky veil enveloping the entire flower. Massive 
blooms in great abundance, with many tall and 
splendidly branched stalks. A well named variety 
that will prove an asset in any iris garden. 

PHEBUS Each 25c; 3 for 50c 

Clear lemon yellow, an exceedingly rapid increas- 
er, and one of the most popular of the newer yellow 
irises. Fine rounded flowers, over three feet tall, with 
much branching. A good companion to Pluie d'Or, 
with its contrasting shade. 

PICADOR Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Standards of tarnished gold, falls brilliant carmine 
red. A bold, strong growing and perfectly fashioned 
iris reaching four feet in height. Classed as a varie- 
gata it is really a blend of gold and crimson, so good 
that we stocked up heavily on it anticipating that our 
customers would welcome this opportunity to secure 
such an outstanding flower at so low a price. 

PINK JEWEL Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Not a large flower, but an excellent pink toned 
affair where garden effect is desired. The standards 
are self colored, but the falls are very heavily veined 
deep violet pink over a lighter ground. A very rapid 
increaser, thirty inches tall. 

PINK OPAL Each 60c 

A sister seedling of Pink Satin, of much greater 
size and half again as tall. The blossoms are lilac- 
pink, self colored, and abundantly produced, al- 
though the tall stems are short branched. However, 
the blooms appear all along the stalks, so that the 
lack of branches is not apparent in the garden pic- 
ture. Very beautiful, and a bargain at the price. 

PINK SATIN Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Jacob Sass raised dozens of excellent pink seed- 
lings, and this one was deemed as most outstanding 
of all. The color is a very delicate and smooth, yet 
glistening and brilliant, pink without the usual rose 
or purplish cast. The stalks are tall and slender, with 
blooms of large size. Very rapid of increase, and of 
course perfectly hardy. 

Anne M. Cayeux 

PLUIE D'OR (Golden Rain) Each 20c; 3 for 50c 

A beautiful iris, on slender, perfectly branched 
stems well over three feet tall. Fine rounded flowers 
of solid golden yellow, with deep yellow beard. Win- 
ner of the Dykes medal in France, it has proven an 
outstanding variety of this color both in Europe and 
America, reliable as to hardiness, rapid of increase, 
and very free flowering. 


PRAIRIE ROSE Each $1.50 

A very new thing in fresh pink, with silvery 
shadows. Originated in Wisconsin, by the man who 
gave us the unique variety Winneshiek. This is 
priced most reasonably for such a recent introduction. 


Each 20c; 3 for 50c 

A very lovely pastel blend, which at one time 
bore the appropriate name of "Apparition". When 
Mr. Mead saw it blooming in France, he described 
the color as "a lavender-blue elephant tone", suf- 
fused with bronze. A huge flower, the stalks splen- 
didly branched to 4 feet tall. 

Standards are pale buff, with faint bluish and 
slightly rosy cast. Falls, wide and flaring lavender- 
blue with buffy yellow suffusion paling at the mar- 
gins. Beard golden yellow. See page 18. 

PURISSIMA Each 20c; 3 for 50c 

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, in California 
or in the South, by all means add this glorious white 
to your collection! Nothing that grows can compare 
with it when flowered under congenial conditions. 
Growers in colder and wetter sections of the coun- 
try can also succeed with it, but it must hove win- 
ter protection except in warm climates. A normally 
flowered stalk of Purissima is a never-to-be-forgot- 
ten sight. 

RADIANT Each $15.00 

Standards of burnished golden bronze, falls of 
glowing copper red, as bright in comparison with 
other iris of today as King Midas was rich among the 
iris available when it was first released. Of medium 
size and height, perfect form, inestimable garden 
value. Incidentally, it bloomed again in the fall in 
1936, and also in 1937. Very few rhizomes for sale. 

RAMESES Each 20c; 3 for 50c 

A symphony in rose, pink and buff, shading to 
yellow near the edges, and with a yellow glow at the 
heart. Heavy apricot beard. This fine hardy iris was 
originated in Nebraska by the Sass Brothers, and was 
so universally outstanding that it received the Dykes 
Medal in 1932. The big flowers are very freely pro- 
duced, late, on 36-inch stalks. See page 38. 

REBELLION Each $7.50; 3 for $20.00 

Glowing deep blood red, almost a duplicate of 
Burning Bronze except that the coloring is far more 
vivid. Introduced last season, it is described and 
shown in color on page 31. 

RED CROSS Each $3.00 

Striking combination of rose-red and white, intro- 
duced this year. See page 6. 

RED DOMINION Each 60c; 3 for $1.25 

Luxurious red velvet, the shade of a glass of fine 
wine with the light through it. The opening buds are 
almost black, and the full blown flowers possess a 
depth and richness unequalled in any other red iris. 
One of Dr. Ayres' masterpieces. See page 27. 

RED ROBE Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

An enormous bloom of perfect shape and habit. 
Standards deep petunia-violet, domed. Falls deep red- 
violet, uniformly colored to the edge. Yellow beard. 
The flower is of splendid rounded shape, a brilliant, 
glowing iris that lights up in the garden like a huge 
ruby. H. M. AIS 1932. 

ROBERT Each $2.00 

Somehow we have overlooked this in prior years. 
Last season we saw it in several Eastern gardens 
and it was extra fine. An iris of perfect shape and 
smooth substance, a chamois colored self, or perhaps 
a yellow-tan would better describe it. Near the haft 
there is a very light suggestion of pale blue. H. M. 
AIS 1936. Height 3 feet. 


Rose-pink of great depth of tone, of Dominion form 
and substance, and one of the few pink or rose col- 
ored iris with a velvety surface on the falls. Not new, 
but our stock is limited. 

ROSY WINGS Each $12.00 

Among the two or three top-most introductions 
during the past two years. A blend of rose and cop- 
per, with excellent form, flaring falls, large size, 40- 
inch stems. One of the few new colors developed in 
iris in recent years. Very few rhizomes for sale. 

RUBEO Each 60c; 3 for $1.25 

An outstanding red from California, of huge size, 
excellent branching habit, and four feet in height. 
Standards are deep glistening rose, falls deep 
maroon of heavy velvety texture. The finest red 
among Mohr-Mitchell introductions. 

SACRAMENTO Each 35c; 3 for 75c 

A plicata of the San Francisco type, but with red- 
dish brown dots and reticulations instead of the usual 
blue or lavender. Ground color is a creamy white. 
A very tall varietv, the large flowers being produced 
on well branched stems. It is probably even more 
dependable in unfavorable climates than are many 
of the other California productions. 

SANDALWOOD Each $15.00 

A new fawn-brown blend, showing quite a re- 
semblance to our own introduction Far West. We 
have only a few rhizomes and have not seen it 
blooming sufficiently to give an accurate description. 

SANDIA Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Bright deep pink blend, unusual with a smoky 
veil. An Ohio iris critic, nationally known and whose 
opinion everyone respects, wrote us that it was one 
of the three or four finest things he saw in 1935. The 
blooms are large, and the stems grow to 40 inches in 

SAN FRANCISCO Each 20c; 3 for 50c 

A four-foot white with penciled edge of lavender 
blue. Has been awarded the Dykes Medal of the 
American Iris Society, and still stands at the head of 
all plicatas, unsurpassed in size and grandeur. Plen- 
tiful stock now permits us to offer it at a most attrac- 
tive price. 


Glowing blood red, the standards suffused with bronze and rose. 
A pollen child of "Burning Bronze" which Dr. Kleinsorge used in 
hybridizing long before its introduction. In Rebellion we have a 
flower of faultless form and habit, vivid coloring, substance which 
sheds water like a duck's back. In a field where reds and near- 
reds are crowding each other for attention it is always singled 
out by critics, amateurs and commercial growers alike. Well 
branched, tall and sturdy. Each $7.50, three for $20.00 

ground of trees and shrubs. It 
is rapidly becoming a mecca 
for flower lovers from far and 


SANTA BARBARA Each 20c; 3 for 50c 

Here we have an iris which approaches perfec- 
tion in the shape and size of its flowers, and in addi- 
tion is possibly the finest and clearest lavender-blue 
so far produced. The exhibition rating of 91 is well 

SEADEEP Each $7.50 

Introduced by F. A. Thole, of Seattle, Wash. We 
saw this as a seedling in 1936, at which time we 
thought it the very finest blue bicolor in the world. It 
is a seedling of Santa Barbara crossed with Buto, and 
it combines the clean blue of the former in the stan- 
dards with the rich blue-black of the latter in the falls, 
but unlike either it is just a little frilly in its segments. 
Tall stems, excellently branched, an abundance of 
huge flowers, everything to make it the complete per- 
fect iris. 

SENSATION Each 25c; 3 for 50c 

A clear and crisp self of cornflower blue, clean 
cut in form, extra large, perfect in every way. There 
has never been a season thus far that we have not 
run out of stock of this variety. This year we have an 
especially fine and extensive planting of it. Sensa- 
tion, the peer of all the blue irises, is shown in color 
on page 38. 

SHAH JEHAN Each $1.00 

Said to contain more colors than any other iris in 
commerce, this serenely beautiful flower in oriental 
smoky shades almost eludes any attempt to describe 
it accurately. Standards are creamy buff faintly 
edged lavender, the falls very rich velvety chestnut 
merging into purple, thence gradually fading out to 
a margin that repeats the color in the standards. 
Beard is very rich orange. A very late variety, tall, 
of large size. 


Clear and clean blue, like the reflection of an 
azure sky in crystal waters. There are many iris 
critics who declare this to be the finest of all blue 
toned irises. The wax-like texture of the petals has a 
startling contrast in the orange beards. It grows to 
four feet tall, with many very large blossoms per 
stalk. A. M. AIS 1935. 

SHIRVAN Each 75c 

With the same glov/ing soft brown and yellow 
tones found in the rare rug of this same name, this 
iris possesses an exquisite velvetiness and brilliance 
equaled by few flowers. Some of our finest pansies 
rival it, but seldom do we find an iris so alive and yet 
with such depth of tone. A seedling from the hand of 
Dr. Loomis, the originator of the famous Blue Velvet. 
Of medium height. Stock limited. 

SIEGFRIED Each $25.00 

An iris they are all talking about and one which 
almost everyone would buy if stock were plentiful 
and the price reasonably low. A flower of really huge 
size, pale sulphur yellow entirely overlaid with a 
stippling and dotting of purple. Both standards and 
falls are slightly waved at the edges. A buffy over- 
tone blends the colors together. We have very fine 
stock, but only a limited supply. 

SIERRA BLUE Each $1.50 

A soft, clear, enamel-like blue. This iris was re- 
cently awarded the Dykes Medal of the American 
Iris Society for 1935. It is of tall and stately habit 
and carries many buds to the stalk. Together with 
Shining Waters, Mr. Essig has given us two of the 
most outstanding blue irises ever introduced. Sierra 
Blue is the deeper of the two. See page 35. 


Gleaming chestnut red, with very bright golden 
brown standards. In the famous garden of M. E. 
Douglas, at Woodbury, New Jersey, it was a center 
of interest when the Iris Soc'etv members were guests 
there last spring. A flower of large size, on medium 
height stems, it is probablv the most brilliant iris yet 
turned out by the Sass Brothers. 

SIR MICHAEL Each 35c; 3 for 75c 

Unquestionably the finest blue and purple bicolor 
in the world. Standards are clear blue, falls deep 
rich mahogany, with a beard of red-gold. Regarded 
as the finest iris ever to come from England and a 
sensation wherever shown. In our own wet North- 
west, in dry and sunnv California, and in Nebraska, 
Ohio, and the colder Minnesota and New England, 
we found it bloomina equally well. A super iris, if 
ever there was one. See page 22. 

SNO WKING Each $ 1 0.00 

We flowered this in our own gardens last season, 
and saw it blooming in half a dozen mid-Western and 
Eastern states. It is in our opinion the verv finest large 
flowered hardy white iris, and because of our admira- 
tion for it and our faith in its future we stocked up on 
it and can offer a plentiful supply of good rhizomes 
this year. Snowkina is all that one could wish for in 
a truly sensational flower. 

SMOLDER Each $10.00 

A deeo blackish purple with red underglow, self 
colored. Beard brown, giving the flower a very deep 
and especially rich appearance. This is a most out- 
standing new seedling from Col. Nicholls, introduced 
last season. Fragrant, well branched, of good size, 
almost four feet tall. 

SOLITUDE Each $2.00 

Nothing gay or flashy about this flower, but for 
those who can appreciate subtle beauty in a sombre 
iris we are certain this one will be most welcome. A 
self of blackish mulberry, with beard in harmony. 
Very tall, with a profusion of large blossoms. Intro- 
duced last year at $2.00 each we sold out of stock, 
thus the price remains the same. 

SPOKAN Each $3.00 

A solidly colored deep chestnut-red, of great size 
— one of the very largest — with an odd coppery suf- 
fusion throughout. Once you see this iris you will 
make a solemn resolve to eventually own it. In the 
McDade garden, amongst a maze of novelties from 
far and wide, Spokan commanded the attention of 
every visitor. 

SPRING MAID Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Clear rose pink, with honey yellow flush through 
the center. Flower stalks are almost four feet high, 
strong, and well branched. The lovely fresh color- 
ing, large size, and exquisite form, combine to make 
it one of the finest in our list. H. M., AIS 1932. 



10 FOR 



Crystal Beauty 

Ethel Peckham 
Golden Flare 
Golden Light 
Jean Cayeux 
October Blaze 
Prairie Rose 
Shah Jehan 
Sierra Blue 

Shining Waters 
Trail's End 


ST. LOUIS Each $1.00 

Glossy velvety purple, with harmonious beard and 
mellow, pleasing haft. Of fine oval form, it is a self 
in color, with an abundance of flowers and excellent 
stems. Introduced by Robert Schreiner in 1934, it 
is numbered in his selection of "100 Super Iris". 
SUNMIST Each $2.00 

An immensely popular new thing from Col. 
Nicholls, a sort of cream and yellow blended bicolor. 
Standards are glittering pure white, falls creamy 
white with deeper central portion and golden beard. 
Tall, with slender stems and good branching habit. 
SUNOL Each $1.00 

A golden tan self, with pale lavender cast on the 
falls. Introduced in California, it seems to do well 
everywhere, and is one of the favorite tan blends. 
Of ideal form, well branched, about three feet tall. 
SURPRISE Each 35c; 3 for $1.00 

Monster blue, flushed heliotrope, on stems up to 
four feet in height. The intense orange beard is a 
salient feature. This is our own introduction, and we 
are proud of the fact that it has been well received 
in all sections of the country. Bold foliage, almost 

SWEET ALIBI Each $2.50 

Heavily textured cream self, with flaring falls. 
There is a slight greenish cast over the bloom, intensi- 
fied near the central portion, making it quite distinct 
from Kalinga, that other popular cream colored iris. 
Height 40 inches. 

TALISMAN Each 20c; 3 for 50c 

To those who know the Talisman rose, it need 
only be suggested that this iris is worthy of the 
name. The whole flower is a rich golden yellow suf- 
fused with peach-pink, more deeply in the falls than 
in the standards. There is an electric blue flush down 
the center of the falls, and the haft is reticulated 
bronze. Three feet tall; deliciously scented. From 
the Orpington Nurseries in England. 
TAPESTRY Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

A subtle blend of monster size, smoky mulberry 
in general color effect, with the center of the fall 
intensely colored, passing out to the smoky tones of 
the standards. This variety calls to mind Dr. Ayres' 
famous "Persia", but the dominant note is dull red 
instead of dull blue. TAPESTRY is a favorite of Mrs. 
Ayres, who admired it especially as a cut flower in 
the house. Shown in color on page 23. 
TARANTELLA Each $5.00 

A new pink stitched plicata, taller and larger than 
older varieties of that type. Ground color is snow 
white, neatly marked with pinkish lines about the 
edges of both standards and falls. Slightly ruffled. 
THE BLACK DOUGLAS Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Large blackish purple of uniform shade. Different 
in its "black" effect as compared to Black Wings in 
that it is on the red-purple side instead of being blue- 
purple, as in the case of the latter. Medium height, 
fine form and very velvety surface. 

A gigantic plicata comparable to the famous pair 
from California — San Francisco and Los Angeles. 
However, this new seedling is a product from the 
gardens of Dr. Ayres of Cincinnati, and is therefore 
perfectly hardy anywhere. 

THE RED DOUGLAS Each $25.00 

Possibly more glamour was attached to the intro- 
duction of this variety than any iris in recent years. 
Seen in only about a half-dozen gardens last year, it 
drew the attention of all present. Simply colossal in 
size, as smooth and heavy as a piece of richest plush. 
It is a deep rosy-wine-red, solid at the haft with a 
brownish cast near the center, beard rich orange. We 
are fortunate to have a very fine lot of rhizomes. 

TIGER-TIGER Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

A red iris with tan standards, the falls appearing 
more nearly true red 'than any other iris we have 
seen. A heavy blooming Wareham seedling with 
very large well formed blossoms. It bears our sincere 

TOKAY Each 25c; 3 for 50c 

Very gay blend of salmon and apricot. Although 
of only medium size, it makes up for this in an abun- 
dant display of blossoms and an exciting color effect 
on the landscape. To really bring out its possibilities, 
we suggest that you plant it with azure blue. 

TRAIL'S END Each $1.50 

With standards of dull yellow overlaid soft orange- 
red, and falls of orange-red embellished with a 
golden beard, the introducer tells us that this brilliant 
iris calls to mind the berry of the bittersweet, after it 
has been touched by frost! The imagination needs 
but little prodding to envision the landscape value 
of such a flower. Of medium size, but on 38-inch 
stalks, well branched. A great favorite at the Free- 
port Iris Show. H. M. AIS 1933. 

TREASURE ISLAND Each $10.00; 3 for $25.00 

The new yellow featured on our cover this year, 
introduced last season, and which enjoyed the great- 
est sale of any new iris we have ever placed on the 

A truly gigantic flower of briaht, clear, rich yel- 
low. Tall stems, not a trace of Dykes blood in its 
parentage, hardiness beyond question. Treasure 
Island is the nearest to ideal of any of the new yel- 
lows we have seen, because there is neither the tell- 
tale purple flecking which eventually crops out in 
those of the Dykes strain, nor the oftimes tender con- 
stitution accompanying them. Still other fine new 
golden hued introductions possess a suffusion of olive 
on the haft, but not so with this one. The illustration 
on the cover is an exact reproduction in every detail 
except size, which is reduced to fit the page. 


An odd shade of old gold, purely a self, with very 
flaring falls and heavy texture. Planted with the 
bronzes and blues, it created much comment in our 
garden last spring. Our stock is limited. 

VALOR Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

This remarkable flower was one of the sensations 
in the East last season, and every critic who saw it 
flower was enthusiastic over it. Col. Nicholls, of 
Ithaca, N. Y., the introducer, thinks it his highest 
achievement thus far. In general effect Valor is a 
deep blackish blue violet bicolor, similar in some 
respects to Sir Michael, but a larger flower and with 
domed standards. One of the tallest of all varieties; 
very fragrant. H. M. AIS 1932. 



Dolly Mad I 

Any 12 for ^292 

Any 20 for $322 

All 35 for $522 

Late in the season we must reserve the right to substitute m 
case of shortage in this bargain list from list on pages 22-23. 

Mrs. Valerie West 




Pluie d'Or 

Pres. Pilkington 



San Francisco 

Santa Barbara 



Wm. Mohr 



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IVm. Moll) 

California Gold 

VENUS DE MILO Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

This pure white, of a warm creamy tone, is now 
generally accepted throughout the nation as the very 
finest, all-round, most dependable under all condi- 
tions, of any white iris that grows. Last season our 
large stock of many hundreds of rhizomes was sold 
out, and because of so much favorable comment we 
anticipate a heavy call for it again this summer. One 
of the greatest successes from Dr. Ayres, of Cincin- 
nati. A. M. AIS 1935. Runner-up for the Dykes Medal, 
1936. See page 23. ■ . 

VERT-GALANT Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Brilliant coppery red, with copper-fawn standards 
A giant sort that has the habit of putting up from two 
to four huge stalks from each rhizome. The falls are 
edged with the lighter fawn color of the standards, 
and the haft is beautifully marked with cream and 
brown. This variety is not only a striking exhibition 
flower, but it has extra good carrying quality, and 
the four-foot spikes dominate the garden. Another 
Dykes Medal winner. 

VISION Each $3.00 

There are many variegata blends, such as El 
Tovar and Crown Prince, which contain much brown 
and deep orange, and which are magnificent iris. 
But Vision carries no blending of tones whatsoever, a 
contrast of brightest clean yellow standards and very 
velvety red-brown falls, margined yellow. 

WABASH Each $8.00 

A new iris so far in advance of others of similar 
color combination that they are simply not in the 
race. With clean white standards and bright purple 

falls, it might have been called "Elk's Temple", so 
well does it call to mind the colors of that well known 
fraternal organization. The flowers are large and ore 
borne on well branched stalks reaching almost forty 
inches in height. 

WAMBLISKA Each 35c; 3 for 75c 

The huge white self, raised by Jacob Sass of 
Omaha, Nebraska. Few iris in existence are larger 
in size, and it flowers abundantly on four-foot sturdv 
stems. A faint blue flush at the base of the standards 
gives it a cool appearance, rather than the warm 
effect of creamy whites like Purissima, Venus de 
Milo, etc. 

WAR EAGLE Each $4.00 

For those seeking the "biggest" iris, this is offered 
as another candidate. The color is deep bronzy red, 
with bold reticulations on the haft. The huge stan- 
dards are apt to topple in hot weather, but it is a 
spectacular affair. 

WINNESHIEK Each 60c; 3 for $1.25 

A gigantic blue-black, ruffled, and with a pearly 
edge on the falls. Here is an iris which suddenly 
sprang into prominence when it was exhibited in 
Lincoln, Nebraska, at the American Iris Society meet- 
ing four years ago. Every critic fell for its unusual 
style, broad segments and rich color — and so will 
you! See page 22. 

WM. MOHR Each 25c; 5 for $1.00 

This strange and beaut; ful hybrid is named for 
one of the world's most famous hybridizers, and is 
considered as his greatest piece of work. The entire 
bloom is a self color of pale lilac, closely netted and 
veined with deep violet, producing a weird, yet very 
lovely effect. In some ways it resembles the variety 
"Susiana", but lacks the dullness of this older sort, 
and is not at all difficult to grow. A monster flower, 
produced on stems up to 30 inches tall. See page 39. 

WOTAN Each $1.00 

Here is the darkest, richest, and largest, of all the 
very deep blends. The velvety purple-brown texture 
extends clear into the throat, and were it not for the 
somewhat short stem, we would be inclined to rank 
this ahead of any dark iris that grows. However, the 
foliage is very bold and the stalks are heavy and in 
keeping with the size of the blooms. Height is the 
sole limitation — about 28 inches. 

ZAHAROON Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Most unusual in color, an odd blend of soft amber, 
buff, yellow, fawn and pale violet. The combined 
effect has been referred to as "biscuit" colored. This 
is an English origination, and one of the most popu- 
lar sorts we have had from abroad. It is a free bloom- 
er, with tall slender stems and flowers above average 
in size. 

ZUNI (Pendell in England) Each 25c; 3 for 50c 

A glorious, glowing red-brown, overlaid with a 
coppery suffusion. Very early, but with so many 
buds to the stalk that it lasts well into the season. 
The falls are a brilliant red when seen with the sun's 
rays through them, and the standards seem as if 
sprinkled with gold dust. Large in size, well branched 
and about 40 inches in height. See cut on page 39. 


' Pullar, 1938 

Here we present a new break 
in iris — a real winter bloom- 
ing tall bearded sort, one that 
begins to flower after the 
usual fall bloomers have fin- 
ished. The pictures herewith 
were all taken during the 
months of December and Jan- 
uary! Three of the stalks 
measured 57 inches in height. 
Grown outside, right amongst 
the other iris in the garden, 
this strange seedling has for 
two successive seasons pro- 
duced a wealth of bloom 
throughout the winter. A con- 
tinuous crop of buds carries 
the parade of flowers well in- 
to spring, but mid-winter is its 

Thus far it has been grown only in Seattle, Washington, but it quite obvi- 
ously would perform similarly in any mild section where extreme cold is not 
prevalent. Perfection of the bloom stalks was attained by covering with a 
box-like frame and window sash in heavy rain. 

Color is a medium to light blue, a self effect, with bright orange beard. Form 
is perfect, and the branching is actually amazing. Because of its most un- 
usual characteristics we suspect that it provides great opportunities for 

^ / I Doub, 1938 

It is so seldom that a good new intermedi- 
ate puts in its appearance that we offer 
this one with considerable enthusiasm. 
Several years ago Mr. Doub^ of Hagers- 
town, Maryland, sent this to us for trial, 
and every spring it has tried to outdo itself 
with a wealth of bright blossoms. The falls 
are smooth and flaring, creamy with ivory 
center; standards are creamy white with 
golden flecks, very foamy in effect. No 
other intermediate resembles it, and we 
are certain that it will be a very happy 
companion to tulips and other flowers of 
early spring. Height 20 inches. 

Each $2.00, three for $5.00. 

Fall blooming irises have been rapidly coming 
into prominence, especially with the advent of new 
colors and better varieties. 

Time was when any old iris, no matter how lack- 
ing in form, clarity of color, or other desirable 
features, was in popular demand if it exhibited fall 
blooming tendencies. 

These should make a fine addition to anyone's 
Autumn garden. They are the latest vogue in irisdom. 

Cosette, Ivory Elf and Red Orchid are NOT fall 

AUTUMN DAWN Each 50c; 3 for $1.00 

Fall bloomer of blended old gold and pink — cer- 
tainly an advance in this type. In California, where 
it originated, it blooms almost continuously from 
August through the winter, commencing again in 
April. Height, two feet. Very rapid increaser, in no 
way tender. 

COSETTE Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Newly introduced by the Sass Brothers in 1936, 
Cosette is offered as a fine, large, broad petaled white 
intermediate with every good point. 

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT Each 30c; 3 for 75c 

Deep fluorite purple self, with very rich falls. The 
opening flower is almost black, and the heavy blue 
beard tends to increase the depth of color. This is 
the leading fall-blocming iris in commerce today, be- 
cause it increases very fast, is most reliable in flower- 
ing habit, and is one of the most beautiful irises in 
the garden regardless of its added value as a re- 

FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 
A sure-fire fall bloomer, but not very rapid of in- 
crease. Tall, well branched, bright red purple in 
color, with blue blaze on the falls. 

FROST QUEEN Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Frosty white, exceptionally free bloomer, and of 
perfect form. This has proven very dependable as a 
re-bloomer in Kansas, Nebraska, and Tennessee, as 
well as on the Pacific Coast. A succession of new 
bloom stalks follow each other throughout the fall. 


Standards olive yellow, tinted blue at the base; 
falls citron yellow, tinted blue near the haft. This 
introduces a bright and cheerful note in the fall gar- 
den, and is the one yellow autumn flowering iris that 
is obtainable at a low price. 


A tall and very well branched fall bloomer, the 
best blue autumn flowering variety. 

OCTOBER BLAZE Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A fine big glowing red, along the lines of Indian 
Chief, but it is a persistent autumn bloomer. Much 
brighter in color than October Opera and larger in 

OCTOBER OPERA Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A new color in autumn flowering sorts, a rich 
wine-red. It is brighter than the old Opera, much 
larger, and is also taller. This is a fine grower, and in 
the fall in our garden it was covered with flowers. Of 
course it also blooms in the spring, with the inter- 

RED ORCHID Each 25c; 3 for 50c 

Very early flowering intermediate, glowing like a 
coal of fire in the morning and evening light. Deep 
red in effect, violet-carmine technically, it is so recent 
as to be hardly known as yet but is certain to be 
popular when the public has seen it in flower. Height 
28 inches. 

SOUTHLAND Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

The Sass Brothers have given us most of our 
autumn flowering irises, and now we are indebted to 
them for this fine big yellow. The color is deep lemon 
chrome, with flowers of large size and thick heavy 
substance. Flaring falls and domed standards, the 
stems low branched. Vigorous in growth, two feet tall. 


Eleanor Roosevelt, Marfe Evere'^t, / utrmn Djwn, 
October Elaze, and Soutliland fjr $3.C0. 


They lead the parade! Right with the Daffodi's 
come the Dwarf Iris. Short in stature and delicate in 
structure, they are ncne the less stout of heart and 
brave the icy blasts and cold rains of early 
with the courage of a Spartan. 

Most Dwarf Irises multiply very fast, creating a 
sheet of bloom, and later cn, a dense mat of grean 
foliage. Long recognized as adm'rable subjects f:r 
the rock garden, and as an edging plant in the f owe:; 
border, these m'niatures are perfectly adapted to 
embellishment of the flagstone path. Scatter them 
here and there along the intervening space". The 
springtime showing will delight you. 

CYANEA Fach 25c; 3 far 50c; 10 for $1.00 

Glowing violet, with white beard. Large flowers 
and fine foliage. Fragrant. 

DIXMUDE Each 25c; 3 fcr 50c 

Standards analine blue, falls brilliant wine. A 
striking contrast. 

DR. MANN Each 25c; 3 for 50c 

A dusky blue and purple b'color. Good height 
for a dwarf, and late-midseason flowering. 

ELF QUEEN Each $1.00; 3 for $2.00 

From the garden of Hans Sass we obtained this 
new snow white miniature, and it is being introduced 
at this time. Much more dwarf than the variety Snow 
Maiden, the pure white flowers having a slight cool 
green tinge. 

FLORIDA Each 25c; 3 for 50c 

Bright primrose yellow. A gay and fragrant little 
fellow with lots of flowers. 

KEEPSAKE Each 50c 

New type of dwarf iris introduced in 1936 by the 
Longfeld Iris Farm, originated by Paul Cook. This 
one is of brightest yellow, with slender, graceful stems 
bearing from one to three flowers, 12 inches tall. 
Fountain-like foliage, with an amazing number of 
flower stems per plant. Limited stock. 

NEOLA Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Very odd blend of brown and mauve, lovely and 
most unusual. Although low in price the stock of this 
is scarce. A fall bloomer. 

ORANGE QUEEN Each 25c; 3 for 50c 

Just a shade deeper than Florida, the name 
"orange" being misleading. Fine form, vigorous 

OWAISSA Each 25c; 3 for 75c 

Clear blue, almost the color of the sky. Very short, 
ecrly, except anally free. 

ROSE MIST Each 25c; 3 fcr 50c 

Soft rose-klac, ten inches high. One of the newer 

SAMBO Each 30c; 3 for 75c 

Well named — a blackish garnet, with rich buds. 
Seldom offered. 

TAMPA Each 50c 

Along with Keepsake, Tampa was introduced by 
the Longfield Farm as a new type dwarf. Very red 
for a dwarf, on slender 14-inch stems, the flowers 
about 2 inches each way. They are lavishly pro- 
duced above foliage that is in itself graceful and a 
fit subject for the rock garden. Limited stock. 

TITANIA Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

Deep buttercup yellow, large, well formed. This 
is another late variety and one of Sass's new things. 

TONY Each 25c; 3 for 50c 

Very brilliant ruby red, almost black unless in 
sunshine. In early mornmg or at sundown it glows 
like fire. One of the very best regardless of price. 

ULTRA Each 25c; 3 for 50c 

One of the largest flowered dwarfs, as well as 
one of the tallest (1 foot), and in addition is one of the 
bluest irises grown. Besides all this, it is a most re- 
liable autumn re-bloomer! 


ONE EACH, Tony, Flor'da, Rose Mist, Owa s3a, 
D'xmude, and the new white FIf Queen, fcr $1.50. 
THREE cf each, for $3.50. 

Please remember that these are miniature types, and 
the rhizomes are indeed tiny compared to other iris! 




for Barbaric Splendor 


There is nothing more brilliantly attractive — more strikingly noticeable 
in any garden — than a clump of Oriental Poppies. 

Many times I had bought plants, only to have them die, and many times 
I had planted seed — but with very little success — simply because I did not 
know how to care for them. Finally I bought plants in the dormant season 
and set them out. After becoming established in their new home they made 
wonderful growth in the Fall. 

Oriental Poppies are quite hardy, and stay green most of the winter 
under a light covering, which they should have. When spring comes the 
plants make rapid growth and very soon big fat buds appear. In a few 
days, these buds burst into a radiant brilliance, to my joy and satisfaction. 

Do not buy Poppies in the spring and expect them to do their best. Buy 
them in their dormant season, in August or early September — carefully 
plant them — let them get their roots firmly established — the little feeding 
roots active and ready for quick work in the spring, and you will have glo- 
rious Poppies in your garden, and a thrilling satisfaction in your heart. — 
From "The Flower Grower." 

AMUN RA Each $1.50 

Red-orange, 28 to 30 inches high, flowers 8-9 
inches across. Outstanding quality. 

CAVALIER Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Larger than the enormous variety Wurtembergia, 
perfectly formed, and lasts extra long in flower. The 
color is glowing cerise. 


Soft lilac-rose, a near approach to lavender. 
Opens perfectly, holds its color remarkably well for 
this shade. A true novelty of exceptional merit. Only 
a very few plants. 


Deep old rose, shaded into wine color. An un- 
usual and very beautiful poppy quite unlike any 
other. Should be grown in a spot protected from 
hot afternoon sun. 


Melting peach-pink, very lovely and quite differ- 
ent from all others in its most attractive coloring. 
Large and fine. 


Large fringed flowers of brilliant scarlet, petals 
deeply cut like a parrot tulip. Medium height, fast 


Fringed, like the foregoing but with heavy black 
blotches and a slightly different shade. 

MANDARIN Each $1.00; 3 for $2.00 

Appropriately colored Chinese red, of great size. 
There are no basal spots on the huge flowers. Sel- 
dom listed, it was declared by many of our visitors 
last year to be the finest and most spectacular poppy 
of all. 

MASTERPIECE Each $ 1 .00 

Lilac color, marvelous flower, but should be grown 
with slight protection from the sun to prevent fading 
of the delicate color. 

MRS. FISCHER Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Extra large, very deep red poppy on the tallest 
stems of any in our collection. It will easily reach 4 
feet regularly, with uniformly perfect flowers, silky 
in texture, one of the very best at any price. 

OLYMPIA Each 25c; 3 for 50c; $1.75 doz, 

A fluffy double poppy of soft orange, with gray 
stamens in the center. Very free bloomer, and the 
only double variety in the list. Increases very rapidly 
by runners, so plant away from other varieties. 

PEARL PINK Each $2.00 

Very fine and distinct; a delicate shade of light 
pearly pink, vigorous and prolific. Appears like one 


large tulip within a larger one. Its delicate color can- 
not stand the strong reds and bright salmons, and to 
see it at its best, should be planted with blue iris or 
an early delphinium. Stock limited. Medium height. 

PERFECTION Each $1.00 

Large deep flowers, entrancing shade of pink 
with immense black spots at base. 

PERRY'S BLUSH Each $1.00 

Blush white, beautifully formed and a profuse 
flowering variety. Stock of this is quite scarce. 

PROSERPINE Each $1.00 

Most brilliant Chinese red, the center alive with 
black stamens. Of great size, flowering over a very 
long period. Shown on page 45. 


A melting strawberry pink flower of good finish, 
with prominent black and red base spots. To 40 inches 

RED LACQUER Each $ 1 .50 

A new deep dark red, of strong appeal. Stiff erect 
stems to 44 inches tall. Blooms 7 to 9 inches across. 
Well named. 

SPLENDOUR Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Brilliant, huge, entirely novel in color, this blend of 
peach and apricot, entirely overlaid salmon, is un- 
like any poppy we have ever seen. Very late, and a 
vigorous grower. 

TRILBY Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

One of the last to bloom. Dark, lustrous, deep red, 
the petals having a plaited appearance. Very large, 
and one of the finest of all poppies. 

WATTEAU Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Pure flesh-coral; covered with flowers. No blotch 
on petals. This is one of the rarest and loveliest in 
our list. 

WURTEMBERGIA Each $ 1 .00 

Enormous cerise scarlet; very tall growing. An 
outstanding flower, attaining almost unbelievable 


Condensed from an Article by A. E. Curtis of Cincinnati and published 
in "The Flower Grower". 

In describing the Poppies of the past sea- 
son one's judgment can be based only upon 
the plants seen. The difference between an 
extra well-grown specimen and one that has 
done poorly is about fifty per cent, so if I 
praise highly some variety that has seemed 
only ordinary, it may not be so much a dif- 
ference of opinion as a difference in the spec- 
imen seen. 

We will start with the deepest reds. 
TRILBY I still feel holds her own. She is 
large, tall and stately, a real queen. WUR- 
TEMBERGIA is still the largest and finest me- 
dium red with the exception of CAVALIER, 
which is very similar but will grow even 
larger and finer. In the scarlet or flame red 
class, MANDARIN is a beauty, being one 
solid color without a blotch. PROSERPINE 
with an extra large black blotch though near- 
ly the same color gives an entirely different 

Now a word of caution in regard to plant- 
ing your reds. Be sure to keep your scarlet 
and even the medium red of WURTEM- 
BERGIA away from the deep tints, or by con- 
trast they will look like just another orange 
poppy, while by themselves or with the right 
surroundings they are brilliant flame or 
cerise red beauties. 

The orange or red orange (often spoken of 
as a brick red), the Poppy of our grand- 
mothers' day, will not need any comment. 
There are many large named varieties, in 
fact some of the largest, but it is a color hard 
to harmonize with the rest of the garden and 
the newer, clearer and more harmonious col- 
ors are so much handsomer that few will 
want to plant the former. 

For those wanting a profuse blooming 
dwarf pink, WATTEAU (flesh-coral) is a little 
gem. The great majority of pink Poppies are 
salmon pink and there are probably fifty 
good Poppies in this color class. Two more 
pinks I would not be without are JEANNIE 
MAWSON and MRS. J. HAWKINS. A bed of 
either of these will stay in bloom for twenty- 
one days while the average period for all 
others that I have checked is only ten days. 

We now come to series of pastel shades 
which I wish to designate as cutting Poppies. 
When they first open they are very beautiful 
and if cut and brought into the house they 
hold their beauty; but left outside, they fade 
to colors that ore anything but beautiful. For 
=ome reason the lilac and purple dyes in the 
Poppies do not stand the sun. One Poppy in 
this class deserves special attention — EN- 
CHANTRESS, a tall, large and a beautiful 

lilac rose. It is one of the finest Poppies ever 
seen when it opens, but, alas, fades to a col- 
orless flower unless taken into the house. 

All those who come to my garden want to 
see a white Poppy and when they are shown 
one, they are disappointed, and personally I 
do not care for them. What I want in Poppies 
is color. The whites are the only Poppies that 
do not grow well for me. Possibly they resent 
the fact that I do not admire them. PERRY 
WHITE is usually considered a poor doer. 
probably the best. I have used my own near 
which are hardy and strong growers. One 
caution is necessary with these. Plant them 
with blue Iris or Delphinium, for if planted 
near pink or red flowers they will appear a 
grey white by contrast and the same caution 
applies to PERRY'S BLUSH. 

When it comes to color descriptions of Pop- 
pies, there is a great variation and on some 
varieties every description differs. I have 
described the color so it would be best vis- 
ualized by the greatest majority of garden- 
ers, but some kind of a Poppy Society is 
needed to standardize color description and 
to straighten out the variations that now go 
cut under one name. 




Sixfor «250 

Six for 














I\Iandarin Harvest Moon 

C^^eyc^C^Wi^ — ihe NEW Day Lilies 

"If you are a lover of fairy tales or flowers, here is a story of how the Daylily, an old-fashioned garden Cinderella, 
long neglected and abused, has become the princess of the garden, when dressed up in a satin gown by the magic 
of the plant hybridizers. ... In fact, within the past five years the old-fashioned Daylily, made over through hybridiz- 
ing work, has become fashionable and has taken its place among the elect in our present day flower gardens. . . . 
This Daylily is known botanically as HEMEROCALLIS. The word comes from the Greek and means 'beauty for a day', 
for most Daylilies flaunt each individual large lily-like flower for just one day and then collapse. The bloom you see 
the next day is another that has opened. . . . These Daylilies are among the hardiest perennial flowers we have. They 
will grow in glaring sun or in considerable shade; along banks of streams or in dry upland soil. They flourish with 
cultivation, but keep right on when neglected. They take no special care, and they have no known insect or disease 
pest." — From an article in the Country Gentleman, March, 1934, by Harry R. O'Brien. 

A lovely stranger comes to our gardens 


Not that this group of plants is exactly a stranger, 
but the new introductions listed herewith are so great 
an improvement on the familiar so-called "Day Lilies" 
cr "Lemon Lilies" that you would scarcely recognize 
them as such. 

We have gathered together this limited list of the 
finest new productions from American, English and 
Japanese hybridists, and we can assure you that no 
flower of the summer and early autumn season will 
provide greater satisfaction where tones of yellow 
and orange are desired. They are especially desir- 
able in the Japanese Iris garden, or among the lily 
plantings, for they lend a splash of color wholly lack- 
ing in either of these groups. Besides, they are fine 
cut-flower subjects, for while the individual blossoms 
last for only a day, new ones follow so rapidly that 
there is a continuous succession of blooms. They are 
deliciously fragrant. 

CULTURE. Simple and easy to grow, they demand 
only a reasonably moist soil, fairly rich, and prefer — 
but do not require — slight shade. They are true hardy 
perennials. Plants will be delivered in September or 


Large flower of deep orange shaded with bronze. 
July and August; a very fine new one. 

APRICOT Each 50c 

An early June bloomer; light apricot orange in 
color, and a very free and'easy doer. 

BAY STATE Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Brilliant and glistening deep yellow, the petals 
having a distinctive wavy edge. One of the heaviest 
and most persistent bloomers. Midsummer. 


Deep copper colored flower with pale yellow 
throat. Most unusual in color, but lacks the size of 
many others in the list. Scarce. 

CRESSIDA Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Deep orange with blooms rather star shaped. 
Early flowering, of medium height. 

D. D. WYMAN Each $1.00; 3 for $2.00 

Very large flower of golden yellow, with a tawny 
splash across each petal. Midsummer. 

FLAMID Each $1.00; 3 for $2.00 

Rich orange yellow with brownish reverse. A very 
prolific bloomer, July flowering. 

GEORGE YELD Each $2.00 

The largest variety in our collection, a huge flower 
on 4-foot stems, in color a blend of buff, apricot, 
orange and terra-cotta. Few plants. 

Each $1.25; 3 for $3.00 

referred to as "orange 


The color is sometimes reterrea to as 
sherbet". Petals are long and graceful, and stems are 
well held above the foliage. Beautiful combined with 
blue flowers, either in the border or when cut. 

J. A. CRAWFORD Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Bright yellow with apricot tints, in form similar to 
the perfection of Golden Dream, but not such a deep 
coloring. One of the best. 

J. R. MANN Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Distinctive flower of frosted apricot, blooming in 
July and August, SVi feet tall. 

LEMONA " Each $1.00 

As the name implies, a pale lemon yellow self. 
Wide spreading blooms on 4-foot stalks; very late. 

LUTEOLA Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A most free flowering and easy growing variety, 
deep orange yellow, blooming throughout midsum- 

MANDARIN Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Clear lemon yellow, with greenish cast in the 
heart of each blossom. Very tall, wide open, recurved 
type of flower. 


PALE MOON Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Very pale yellow, lightest tone of any we have. 
Wide open flowers of large size, freely produced on 
fine stems. 

ROYAL Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Most nearly resembles the rare variety Hyperion, 
with extra heavy texture in the petals and sweet fra- 
grance. Color is bright yellow, height 3 feet, early. 

THE GEM Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Deep yellow apricot, one of the earliest, with 
splendid lily-like flowers in June and early July. 

THUNBERGI Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

An evening blooming sort, of sweet fragrance; 
clear buttercup yellow. Late; 4 feet tall. 

WAU-BUN Each $3.00 

Light cadmium yellow, faintly sprinkled with 
traces of fulvous red. Glistens with a golden sheen, 
and the broad petals are slightly twisted and curved. 
This is one of the new and scarce varieties. Early. 

Hernerocallis, George Y eld 

MIKADO Each $1.50 

Bright orange, with the central zone of each petal 
blotched ruddy purple-red. A striking and wholly 
different sort. 

MRS. A. H. AUSTIN Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Extra fine deep golden orange, one of the very 
largest, very heavy texture. Midsummer, lasting over 
a long period. 

MRS. W. H. WYMAN Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A lovely, glistening pale lemon yellow, with deli- 
cately curved petals. The latest of all. 

MODESTY Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Pale yellow self, with raised mid-ribs on reflexed 
petals. A distinct and very fine Day lily, blooming in 
June and July. 

Six for *300 





Five for ^5oo 





Alternates, in case you already have one or two 
of these: The Gem, Mandarin, Royal, J. R. Mann. 

About those ^^^^ y^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^ ^p^^.^,,^ j^p^^^^^ ^ 

J (XfyCtTlC^SC' ^un^t)er of old patrons will note that they are missing in this catalog. 

^ The reason is that we had to withdraw them in order to accumulate 

y J J 3 ^ sufficient stock to justify listing them again. We have just trans- 
planted about one acre, including some brand new ones, and if 
you are particularly interested we suggest that you write for our special short list for 
fall delivery. It will not be ready for mailing, however, until late summer, and will be 
sent only to those who request it. 


This catalog is yours with our 
compliments, and we are happy 
to have you own a copy. Each 
year we endeavor to improve 
upon it, and to make it as at- 
tractive and as authoritative as 
anything in its field. « « « 

like most of the good things in life, it costs a lot of 
money . . . we'll go further than that, and tell you 
exactly how much it costs: 40c per copy, $400 a 
thousand . . . Now our files show that several thous- 
and people on our mailing list have never favored us 
with a single order. Some of them are simply flower 
catalog collectors, others want to compare descriptive 
matter and prices, while still others have had only a 
momentary interest in gardening and have long since 
taken up golf, gone into the chicken business, or moved into a tenth floor apartment. Thus, we 
are annually spending a considerable sum of money that is wasted on deaf ears and blind eyes. 
Economy and sound business demand that we do something about this. 

the time has arrived when we are obliged to place a 
limitation on the number of seasons that we can send 
our catalog gratis to those who do not respond in any 
manner. Henceforth we shall withdraw from our files 
the names of all those who have not ordered after the 
second catalog has been mailed to them. 

To our host of customers and friends, who through 
loyal and continued patronage have made possible 
this and prior catalogs, we extend warm and sincere 






That's when those newly planted 
treasures will first see light of day 
in your garden. 

But, if you live in the East or mid- 
West, why not plan now to 
attend first the American Iris 
Society meeting here on the 
Coast and also enjoy the Golden 
Gate Exposition. If your home is 
in the South you will have the 
privilege of seeing your own gar- 
den before you leave. 

Then, return home via the Great 
Pacific Northwest and see 
Cooley's Gardens, especially 
dressed up for the occasion! The 
display grounds will present a 
vast array of novelties and seed- 
lings from hybridizers far and 
near. We have a representative 
in France and England this 
spring to select for us the newest 
and best from foreign sources. 

We^ll he looking for you I